Camilla Stoltenberg

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Camilla Stoltenberg (2015)

Camilla Stoltenberg (born February 5, 1958 ) is a Norwegian epidemiologist . She has headed the Folkehelseinstituttet (FHI) health authority since 2012 .


Family and youth

Camilla Stoltenberg is the daughter of the two politicians Thorvald and Karin Stoltenberg , her younger brother is the former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg . She grew up partly in the United States and Belgrade , where her father worked as a diplomat. In Norway she finally attended the Rudolf Steiner School in Oslo and switched to the Oslo Cathedral School at the age of 15. However, Stoltenberg left the school shortly afterwards and in January 1974 went on a trip to Europe with friends. She finally got her school leaving certificate at Forsøksgymnaset. In the 1980s she married the architect Atle Aas, son of the sculptor Nils Aas . They have two sons together.

Education and career

Stoltenberg studied sociology and medicine at the University of Oslo and medical anthropology at the University of California . She completed her medical studies in Oslo in 1987. Between 1990 and 1995 she worked on her doctoral thesis at the University of Oslo. In her dissertation , she examined the consequences of a blood relationship between parents. From 1998 to 2001 she worked as a postdoc at the University of Oslo and the Statens institutt for folkehelse, the predecessor of today's Folkehelseinstituttet (FHI).

From 2002 Stoltenberg headed the epidemiology department at the Norwegian health authority FHI and was deputy head of the authority. In 2012, she finally rose to head the agency. Stoltenberg is also an associate professor at the University of Bergen . In 2014 she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Copenhagen .

COVID-19 pandemic

As head of the FHI, she was jointly responsible for the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Norway in 2020 . At the end of May 2020, she said that the technical basis for closing schools and kindergartens in mid-March was insufficient. Stoltenberg stated that the FHI had not advised the Solberg government to close the schools. According to her, this was the right advice, but the technical basis for it would not have been available. The statistics would later have shown that the spread of the virus was already declining before the lockdown .


In 1997, Camilla Stoltenberg and other Norwegian researchers published a study in which she compared the number of birth defects among immigrants and the rest of the Norwegian population. She also examined the influence of consanguinity in the parents. She also does research on autism and other other neurodevelopmental disorders. Stoltenberg is also active in the field of prenatal and genetic epidemiology.

In 2006 she discovered the falsifications of the Norwegian researcher Jon Sudbø after he referred to as yet unpublished data from the FHI.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Simen Tveitereid: Camilla Stoltenberg: - Jeg ble mobbet en del. February 27, 2019, accessed on March 15, 2020 (Norwegian).
  2. Cecilie Enger: Helsesøsteren. In: Dagens Nyheter. December 26, 2014, accessed March 15, 2020 (Norwegian).
  3. Hilde Lundgaard: Put uten grenser. In: Aftenposten. July 11, 2014, accessed on March 15, 2020 (Norwegian Bokmål).
  4. ^ Camilla Stoltenberg. In: Store Norske Leksikon. Retrieved March 15, 2020 (Bokmål in Norwegian).
  5. ^ CHAIN ​​Team people - CHAIN ​​- Center for Global Health Inequalities Research - NTNU. Retrieved March 15, 2020 .
  6. Æresdoktor. In: University of Copenhagen. Retrieved March 15, 2020 (Danish).
  7. Tormod Strand: Vi kunne kanskje clear å for control over smitten å stenge ned så powerful. NRK, May 21, 2020, accessed June 10, 2020 (Norwegian Bokmål).
  8. Camilla Stoltenberg, Per Magnus, Rolv Terje Lie, Anne Kjersti Daltveit, Lorentz M. Irgens: Birth Defects and Parental Consanguinity in Norway . In: American Journal of Epidemiology . tape 145 , no. 5 , March 1, 1997, ISSN  0002-9262 , p. 439–448 , doi : 10.1093 / oxfordjournals.aje.a009126 ( [accessed March 15, 2020]).
  9. ^ Camilla Stoltenberg. May 1, 2015, accessed on March 15, 2020 .
  10. Ingrid Spilde: Hva er forskning verdt om tallene bak tables ikke eksisterer? In: May 4, 2019, accessed March 15, 2020 (Norwegian).